PhillyCraft (2768) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pour house on a couple occasions. Pours clearish orange gold with very small head. Pumpkin is pretty light, mostly get some bready malt and flowery hops. Lots of nutmeg/ginger spice in this offering, wasn’t offensive but wish it was more of a cream ale like the name implied. Decent.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold with lasting foamy lacy white head; aroma is light with a hint of pumpkin spice; Flava is slightly sweet and bitter with notes of spice and gourd; feels medium and slightly fizzy; finishes dry and bitter
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is spicy hops, spice, citrus, and pepper. Taste is certainly not pumpkin. It is rather bitter. There is some cream ale up in there, but mostly, this is just a hoppy strong ale. Alcohol is rather well-covered.
conway (1060) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is indistinct but has vague pumpkin notes. Taste adds some citrus and spice. Nice creamy mouthfeel. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I've had.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-white-yellow/gold. A-sweet lt malt. T-sweet lt malt, 2nd spice hops, but not pumpkin character.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Not sure about the cream part. More like a hoppy amber with some pumpkin spicy. Tasty. But not what you picture when you hear pumpkin cream.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange, with a thin head. Light pumpkin sweetness, ginger, and some light floral hops in the finish. Decent.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Beautiful hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, hoppy, a bit spicy but not pie-like. Flavor is ok. Creamy with a bit to much bitterness. I'm not sure if it's hops or something else? Good but mouthfeel is a little harsh.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean aroma, faint orange notes, but not much else in the nose. Flavor highlights a tangy hop bittnerness, spicy peppercorns, and light hints of ginger as the beer warms. Can’t taste any pumpkin, but the beer is enjoyable nonetheless.
dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little pumpkin influence here. Almost Belgiany in the richness of the golden malts. Interesting, but not quite what I was looking for. Needs more flavor for such a high ABV pumpkin beer. Bonus points for at least attempting to do something different with this style.